We are not holding a campaign against Al Watan TV, but I agreed with FAH to post both topics together since they’re related.
I got a phone call last week from a friend, telling me that Al Watan TV owners/script writers/producers have their eyes on Proud to be Kuwaiti (P2bk) owner (Dhari Al Wazzan) and are planning to hit him hard through their blockbuster TV show: Bu Nabeel & Bu Qatadah. Then comes the 13th day of Ramadan, and the 13th episode (watch it here if you missed it).
It does not require a genius to find out that the whole episode was directed towards P2Bk and it’s “founder”. True, many of us (and I am one of them) have stated in the past (through a post click here to read it) that most of the local exhibitions in Kuwait are just hideous and are anything but Kuwaiti. However, the producers of the above mentioned show decided it was not only okay to name out one of the exhibitions (which happens to be the most successful one) but also call the owner a thief. Give me a break!
People don’t care if the owner is losing or making millions from P2Bk. After all, thousands are showing up every year to that event and many people are percieved as pinchers in Kuwait!
Note: I’m not fond of nor a friend of P2Bk’s owner.
Stick around to see what I think is happening.
Who owns 52degrees? and What is 52 degrees? I have no idea who the shareholders exactly are, but I’m pretty sure that some of the directors work at Al Watan, and i’m pretty sure that 52 Degrees has the blessings of Al Watan TV and Newspapers.
In plain English, 52 Degrees is an upscale P2Bk event which is held everyday, instead of once every year. By everyday I mean: It’s a department store-like place (if I’m correct) with retailers/entrepenuers being local, small, home, Kuwaiti, call it whatever you want businesses. “52 Degrees is an original melting pot for the limitless imagination and creativity of the Kuwaiti entrepreneur. The first of its kind concept store mothering the top notch Kuwaiti talents under one roof” … as the owners describe it. So they decide to smash P2BK, make fun of the business and the participants, then create in the background the same business line.
What world do we live in?
Alvaro and all the frustrated people in the world!
This post was not written to defend p2bk as I clearly stated that I am definaelty NOT a fan of the event, nor the organizers. The post was not constructed to point fingers, and is not trying to claim that what was aired on TV is a lie; in fact we are not here to say whether fraud exists. The general theme is very clear I beleive: Scandal / “look who is talking” (which does not cancel out any truth about p2bk nor al watan and only the people behind the episode).